It’s terrible to imagine, but one out of every 113 people on the planet is a refugee. Because of the logistical difficulties a crisis of this scale presents, governments and organizations have struggled to care for and resettle the staggering number of people fleeing war-torn areas. Accenture recently worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to implement a biometric identity tool to enable the agency’s 7,600 employees to improve protection and support for an estimated 33.9 million refugees in 125 countries as they move across borders. The system already has enrolled 875,000 refugees globally, and we’re pleased to announce that, for our work on this project, we were included on Fortune’s “Change the World” list, which features businesses that “do well by doing good.”
Interested in learning more about how we’re helping refugees through technology? Check out our full case study on the work we’re doing with the UNHCR, or our most recent report: Food, Shelter and Connectivity: Helping To Meet the Basic Needs of Today’s Refugees.